Japanese American Museum of San Jose
September 2009 - Vol 2, Issue 4
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Kimono pendant with bamboo on black cord
Emi Fukushima will have a booth at the JAMsj Winter Boutique. She has made many TV appearances on The Carol Duvall Show, a popular
crafts show on the Home and Garden (HGTV) cable channel. She also
writes for craft publications and travels widely
to demonstrate her special techniques.
See the Winter Boutique article in this E-Newsletter.
|Spirit of Japantown Festival
Spirit of Japantown
10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday, September 26, 2009San Jose's Historic Japantown map San
Jose Japantown is one of the last three major Japantowns that remain in
the United States. JAMsj will again be at this colorful festival that
celebrates the diverse character of Japantown. Visit the festival
website listed above for more information on all of the exciting
activities, entertainment and exhibitions that will be featured at the
JAMsj is sponsoring the Arts and Crafts section of the festival. If you are an artisan and would like a booth, the deadline for vendor registration has been extended to Sept. 6th. Visit the festival website to register.
At the festival, Warren Hayashi, a community leader and active
Japantown advocate, will be recognized for his numerous contributions
and will be awarded the Spirit of Japantown award (see press release).
Pease contact June Honma at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the JAMsj office at 408-294-3138 if you would like to be a JAMsj volunteer for this event
JAMsj 2009 Winter Boutique
Boutique Artist/Vendor List: Event Website
2009 JAMsj Winter Boutique
Saturday, November 14, 2009
9 am - 4 pm JAMsj Members
10 am - 4 pm General Public
San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
640 N. Fifth Street, San Jose
It's not too early to think about shopping for the holidays! The 2009 JAMsj Winter Boutique
will feature annual favorites including ceramic pottery, Japanese-style
collages, clay jewelry, clothing and accessories, Japanese folk dolls,
oil paintings, hand-crafted jewelry, toys, and many more unique items!
Donation Prizes: 1st Prize: $1,000; 2nd Prize: $500; 3rd Prize: $300.
Plus many more prizes provided by artisans and merchants
Winners need not be present at the time of the drawing.
members have the added benefit of entering the Winter Boutique an hour
earlier than the general public. If you sign up to be a member at the
event, you, too, can gain early entrance privileges.
Midori Kai Boutique
Midori Kai Annual Boutique
9 am - 4 pm, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Mountain View Buddhist Temple
575 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043
For more info: Event Website
Midori Kai, Inc., a non-profit professional business women's organization, will host their ninth annual fundraiser boutique on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple. Over 80 vendors will showcase unique Asian arts and crafts, jewelry, clothes, pottery, and food items. Come visit us at the JAMsj booth!
Proceeds will benefit the following nonprofit organizations: Japanese
American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj), Asian Law Alliance (Domestic Violence
Prevention Program), Yu-Ai Kai and the Ed Iwasaki Memorial Fund.
Hidden Internment: The Art Shibayama Story
Internment: The Art Shibayama Story
2 pm-4 pm, Sunday,
September 13, 2009
Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center
588 N. 4th Street,
San Jose, CA 95112
The short film, "Hidden Internment: The Art Shibayama Story,"
features Isamu Carlos Arturo "Art" Shibayama,
a local activist whose own life story reflects one
of the little known facts about the internment
From December 1941
to February 1948, the U.S. government orchestrated
and financed the mass abduction, forcible
deportation and internment of 2,264 men, women, and
children of Japanese ancestry from 13 Latin American
countries. The U.S. planned to use them as hostages
in exchange for Americans held by Japan. Over 800
Japanese Latin Americans were included in two prisoner of war exchanges
between the U.S. and Japan.
JAMsj's Joe Yasutake will lead a QA session with Art Shibayama after the film. JAMsj will also have some images of the Crystal City camp, where many of the Japanese Latin Americans were incarcerated, on display at this event.
JAMsj Youth Chevy's Fundraiser
|Dine at Chevy's restaurant at 511 Coleman Avenue in San Jose on September 12 and Chevy's will donate 25% of the proceeds to the JAMsj Youth Group. Download the fundraiser flyer here and present it at the restaurant between 4:00 pm and 9:00 pm on September 12th to participate.
JAMsj Youth Fundraiser
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm, September 12, 2009
511 Coleman Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110
JAMsj Youth acts as a catalyst for youth by stimulating self and
community awareness, creating and preserving arts and culture, and
encouraging active leadership as it relates to the Japanese-American
experience. Visit the JAMsj Youth website by clicking here.
JAMsj/Yu-Ai Kai Book Club: Color of the Sea
JAMsj/Yu-Ai Kai Book Club
1:00 pm, Friday, September 4, 2009
Yu-Ai Kai Senior Center
588 N. Fourth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Click here to go to John Hamamura's website. Color of the Sea has also been selected as part of San Jose State University's Campus Reading Program. John Hamamura will be on campus for two free events on September 23rd. Click here for details.
"Color of the Sea takes the reader
back to a painful moment in history when Japanese Americans were caught
between two identities and the future of a nation hung in the balance.
Through beautifully written prose, artful imagery and achingly real
characters, John Hamamura sweeps his reader away to a time in history
that shook the world and a love story that will resonate long after the
-- Asian American Press
The book club meets the first Friday of every other month and is always
open to new members. Selections are chosen collaboratively at the
end of each meeting and align with the JAMsj mission -- the celebration of Japanese
American art, history, and culture. Books are readily available at San
Jose public libraries. If you have questions, please contact Aggie Idemoto at (408) 268-4440 or email@example.com.
As we get ready for our grand opening, we will need many more volunteers to help with various activities. Help is desired in many different areas such as docenting, office and gift shop administration, website and E-News implementation, IT services, grant writing, exhibit and event preparation, videography and facility maintenance. Click here for more information about our exciting opportunities.
Museum Exhibit Design
JAMsj is currently is seeking volunteers interested
in contributing to the planning of themed exhibits for the new museum. This is a
fantastic opportunity to personally contribute to the content of
JAMsj's future exhibits!
If your are interested, come to an information meeting to learn about the exhibit design plan and expectations:
Thursday, Sept. 17, 6:30-8:30 pm
Issei Memorial Building, 565 N 5th Street, San Jose
Museum Interior Display Construction
Are you handy with tools? We are
currently looking for skilled volunteers who can help us build displays
and exhibits for the new JAMsj.
Become a part of the JAMsj family as we enter this exciting period! Contact June Honma at firstname.lastname@example.org or the JAMsj office at 408-294-3138.
Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)535 N. Fifth StreetSan Jose, CA 95112Tel: 408-294-3138Email: email@example.com